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//Haxk20 rant

Today i got probably the stupidest and fucking coolest idea ever.
And i aint joking.
So what is the idea ?
Well i was wondering when im mainlining devices why dont i build my own board
I mean could be fun right ? RIGHT ?
Why ? Well i was casually looking around aliexpress and Allwinner V3s showed up. Its a tiny SoC with 64MB RAM and some other things.
So i was like why not build board about it. Seems like it runs mainline already. Less job for me. Uboot is ported. Again less work for me. I will need to get some memory for the thing. Cause you bet i will run some crap on it.
Well i will keep you all updated on how its going. Im busy with school and other things so progress will be slow
But in the end i would like to build a board that has Wifi+BT and SDcard slot. Possibly making it into a card size you know for that sweet handing out of cards so you could so it would be a bussiness card. Yes i know about the guy who did this. But his card uses completely different SoC which is far slower.

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    Wasn't the guys version pretty expensive too? Like... it was cheap if you make a few, but quite expensive if you made it in any larger number than 10-20. Haven't looked into all AllWinner products but from the ones I've seen, they're impressively cheap.
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    @theKarlisK so far 6$ for 1 board for mine. That includes the chip and 128MB flash chip
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    @theKarlisK and his card was like 3$ all combined if he made enough of them. Im making only one for now.
  • 1
    I²C?
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    @Ranchonyx and what with it ? Probably will use it for wifi and bt.
  • 1
    @Haxk20 just asking for the sake of it
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    Seems like i will be able to build really an entire device around the thing. Im thinking that building a fully functional phone from scratch could be fun right ?
  • 2
    This is how we know that computer science is going in the right direction. When a single guy with enough dedication and experience can just make a phone.
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    @homo-lorens i mean it could be done even before but i didnt have the needed knowledge.
  • 1
    @Haxk20 The meter of engineering progress is the reduction of challenge. What used to be a job for tens of highly experienced engineers can be - on a smaller scale - executed by an individual.
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